Are Your Favorite Apps Going Away?

This week I’ve been in mourning because I have over 200 apps on my iPad that will no longer work when I update to iOS 11.  That is crazy!!! I thought I would share the list of my personal music apps that won’t work on iOS 11. I would say that I probably use about 1/3 to 1/2 of these apps (yes I’m an app-a-holic) but boy some of them are painful to see! All of these apps listed are currently (as of the writing of this post) 32-bit apps. iOS 11 requires the app to be 64 bit in […]

Feature Friday: A Pirates Life!

September 19th be talk like a pirate day! Needs an activity t’ help celebrate? Today’s Feature Friday be A Pirates Life, a creative composition story activity. Creative Story Compositions combines tale makin’ ‘n shanties composition into one. Students ‘ave several different options in how they wants t’ use these composition starters. They can create sound tales, simply improvise or they can notate. See a creative story composition example in this video below. (Video example is showing samples from the Carnival Circus and Quest creative story composition)   Online Pirate Translator Speak Pirate Talk Like A Pirate You may also like these […]

TpT Gift Card Winner!

Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey! I really appreciate it! It helps me help YOU even better! Also, thank you to those of you who left sweet comments at the end of the survey. You have no idea how much those mean to me. 🙂 Congratulations to the winner of the TpT gift card. (Check your email inbox (or junk folder) for an email from me. Enjoy! Monthly Newsletter If you do not receive my monthly newsletter and emails and would like to stay in touch, you can sign up here. You will receive a monthly freebie […]

FREE Masterclass!

Christopher Sutton over at Musical-U.com invited me awhile back to do a masterclass for Musical U. After brainstorming a few ideas and subjects, I decided to present on mindful practicing. Many of the subscribers over at Musical-U are students learning an instrument from a teacher or through self-study. In addition to students, there are some teachers like you, that want to improve their musical skills. This is why I thought the subject of mindful practicing would be perfect as it is a relevant topic to all. I wanted to take a moment to share what Musical U is all about. […]

Feature Friday: Practice Charts

Today’s Feature Friday is a set of 36 different practice charts to choose from. That is 3 different options each month! I just updated this file to INCLUDE an editable version. What does this mean for you? This means you can really take these beautiful and unique pages and turn them into whatever motivation experience you need for your students! Want to motivate practicing? Have a special practice incentive that month? Want to hold a special contest? The possibilities are endless! When you click on the link, be sure to also click on “look inside” for a preview of all the […]

Tech Tuesday: Organize Websites to iPad Folders

If you are like me, you have websites you use over and over again whether for yourself or for your students. While you can always bookmark those websites, if you are using the iPad (especially with students), I found it even better to create an icon for that specific website and pop them into one of my existing folders. For example, if I liked to use ClassicsforKids.com with my students and we were learning about a different composer each month, I may want to include it in my “Music History” folder on my iPad along with the rest of my […]

Feature Friday: Getting to Know You Worksheets

Feature Friday is back after a 2-week break. Since a lot of you are starting back to your fall semester, I thought I would feature my Getting to Know You worksheets.  I like to have students fill these out the first week back or when new students join. Really they can be used anytime you see fit. Want to change some of the questions? There is an editable version included too! I have students fill these out every year and LOVE seeing how the answers change each year. Be sure to read some of the comments below where teachers have […]